Posts Tagged: power

Building Longevity in Golf

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When golfers play more, and longer, everyone is happy. Golfers love to golf, the courses do well with more memberships/greens fees, and the retailers do well. Losing golfers does not help the game. I am not sure what other parts of the country are like but in Massachusetts there doesn’t seem to be a lack […]

Progressing the Plank for Golfers

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Golf season appears to be winding down here in MA. I think the biggest factor is football season. A lot of people try to make plans and do things for the game on Sundays. Never mind some of us psychos are very big on Saturdays too (Go Noles). I also encountered a 38 degree morning […]

Changing How We Look at Distance

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Would you rather hit an 8 iron into a green or a wedge? If you didn’t say wedge then you must have a really good relationship with your 8 iron. Trust me, I understand. There is something about hitting my 6 iron off the tee that gets me really excited even though it really taps […]

Improving Power Training for Golf

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Power development is important for golfers. Distance is determined by club head speed. I don’t want to ignore the effect of certain qualities of the swing but that is not my place to comment on. The more club head speed you have, the further you will hit the ball. As we age, club head speed […]

Golf Fitness: Dissociation or Sequencing?

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I learned a lot when I took the TPI level 1 course a few years back. It was really my first venture into the golf world. I spent a lot of time in the fitness realm before that but this was the first exposure to the golf side. For a golf pro, the info may […]

Strength Doesn’t Make You Slow

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At Evolution, speed and agility training is a big part of what we do. It is what helps our athletes improve their performance tremendously. There are plenty of options for athletes in the area to go to train. There is not a single one that blends speed, agility, strength, and conditioning like we do. A […]

Better Upper Body Training for Golfers

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Golfers need a strong upper body to increase club head speed and gain distance. But upper body strength training can get really ugly, really quickly. We have two ends of the spectrum that we can mess with. One is the end where nothing actually gets done. Grown men should not be going dumbbell presses with […]

What Training Qualities Do You Need?

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Performance training for athletes can be designed to help the following qualities: speed strength quickness power mobility/flexibility rehab conditioning Well that right there is 7 qualities. Sometimes we only have 4-12 weeks to help an athlete get ready for their sport. That is not a lot of time to work on quite a few things. […]

Speed and Agility Training vs. Testing

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There are some subtle differences when athletes are training for performance vs. when they are preparing for testing. I have been working with one of our athletes privately for the last three years in this exact fashion. Each summer he participates in a bunch of camps/combines where he gets tested. His school also puts a […]

Should Golfers Chase Swing Speed?

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New equipment has helped the game of golf a lot. One thing that I have seen a lot of in the fitness world is swing speed. We have a swing speed radar and it was easy to get, easy to use, and easy to chart progress. I like using it for before and after. I […]